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WWI PowerPoint Simulation- America Enters the War

Grade Levels
7th - 12th
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100 pages
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Big Idea: The United States Enter WWI - Although the United States tried to remain neutral, events soon pushed the nation into World War I

Objective: To better understand the reasons why America finally joins World War One along with the conditions of trench warfare students will engage in a teacher led PowerPoint simulation lecture. Each student's experience is different based on the fate options they choose throughout the simulation.

The simulation begins with students taking on the role of a bell hop at the famous Mission Inn Hotel in Riverside, CA and ends with the armistice of 11/11.


Download Includes:

1. 96 slides- Highly visual PowerPoint simulation

2. Cornell guided fill-in notes

3. Simulation handout

4. Soldier Postcard extension activity

5. Checking for understanding questions

Key Terms addressed:

Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand; American Neutrality; Woodrow Wilson; Business links; Propaganda; Allies; Central Powers; unrestricted submarine warfare; Lusitania; Zimmerman Telegraph; doughboys; trench life; WWI weapons; shell shock; Historic Mission Inn Hotel; Riverside; WWI,

Total Pages
100 pages
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